REALLY slow start-up
This appears to happen with EVERY version of the driver i can get my hands on, from 4x6x down to 31xx...
What happens is when starting x, it appears to have frozen, (i would bet a lot of the ppl experiencing the lock up would have this problem instead) but if you let it sit for about 8 minutes, the screen will flash up the nvidia logo, and then go blank, then abother 8 minutes laater will do it again.
This is the normal behavior of the nvidia drivers on my system: IE when you startx the nvidia screen pops up, then go away then pops up, several times while cycling through frefresh rates.
The problem is that now its just taking its awful sweet time about it.
Ive tried the suggestion about adding the ignore option to the conf file, AND tried adding the pci options to the kernel load line in grub...
and ill bbi5 to post the error log